City of MeltonCommunity profile

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

Caroline Springs

Education institution attending

27% of people in Caroline Springs attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Caroline Springs's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, as it is influenced by the number of children attending school; proximity to tertiary education, which can mean young adults leaving home to be nearer to educational facilities and; the degree to which people are seeking out educational opportunities in adulthood, especially in their late teens and early twenties.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to identify areas with significant university student populations.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Primary school
Primary - Government
Primary - Catholic
Primary - Independent
Secondary school
Secondary - Government
Secondary - Catholic
Secondary - Independent
map this data in atlas.idTAFE3501.71.92021.71.7+148
map this data in atlas.idUniversity6683.32.83522.92.3+316
map this data in atlas.idNot attending13,75067.468.28,25768.868.2+5,493
Not stated

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Pre-school, City of Melton: 2.2% Primary school, City of Melton: 9.7% Primary - Government, City of Melton: 6.2% Primary - Catholic, City of Melton: 2.4% Primary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.1% Secondary school, City of Melton: 6.8% Secondary - Government, City of Melton: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, City of Melton: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.1% TAFE, City of Melton: 1.9% University, City of Melton: 2.8% Other, City of Melton: 0.9% Pre-school, Caroline Springs: 2.7% Primary school, Caroline Springs: 11.3% Primary - Government, Caroline Springs: 6.6% Primary - Catholic, Caroline Springs: 3.2% Primary - Independent, Caroline Springs: 1.5% Secondary school, Caroline Springs: 6.9% Secondary - Government, Caroline Springs: 4.1% Secondary - Catholic, Caroline Springs: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Caroline Springs: 1.2% TAFE, Caroline Springs: 1.7% University, Caroline Springs: 3.3% Other, Caroline Springs: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Caroline Springs: +244 Primary school, Caroline Springs: +1,119 Primary - Government, Caroline Springs: +728 Primary - Catholic, Caroline Springs: +219 Primary - Independent, Caroline Springs: +172 Secondary school, Caroline Springs: +734 Secondary - Government, Caroline Springs: +443 Secondary - Catholic, Caroline Springs: +168 Secondary - Independent, Caroline Springs: +123 TAFE, Caroline Springs: +148 University, Caroline Springs: +316 Other, Caroline Springs: +120
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Caroline Springs in 2011 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 11.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.9% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.0% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.7%, 6.8% and 4.6% respectively for City of Melton.

The major difference between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Caroline Springs and City of Melton was:

  • A larger percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (11.3% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Caroline Springs's population increased by 8,403 people (+70.1%). This represents an average annual change of 11.2% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in Caroline Springs, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (+1,119 persons)
  • Secondary school (+734 persons)
  • Primary - Government (+728 persons)
  • Secondary - Government (+443 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...